What Do You Mean No One Cares What I Had For Lunch?

Recently I discovered a new book by Maggie Mason entitled No One Cares What You Had for Lunch.

No ONe Cares What You Had For Lunch

I plunked down the money eager to see why, exactly, no one cares what I had for lunch.  I mean, people buy my book specifically to find out what I had for lunch so I was intrigued by why Maggie would say so cavalierly that no one cared.

Rather than going through the margin-eating online bookstores, I decided to order it directly from Maggie’s Mighty Girl.  I’m always happy to give the author a bigger slice of the pie.  So I happily forked over the $16 for the book, and the $4 for international shipping. Little did I know that after a long wait, I’d also get dinged with a $6.50 customs fee.

Now this slim paperback is not only telling me “no one cares”, it has also cost me over $25.

So I have decided that I’m going to get a tangible return on my investment and it’s going to be measured in posts.

In the book, Maggie has created a list of 100 ideas to keep you inspired and help your blogging be fresh, interesting and engaging.  It’s an amusing read, with lots of examples pulled right from the blog-o-sphere.  I also find that since the descriptive text and 100 idea’s titles don’t align perfectly in my mind, I’m really being offered many more than just 100 ideas.  She’s also broken the ideas into 5 chapters broken down by the time and energy you’ll need to invest, from Chapter 1 – Fifteen Minutes to Fame to Chapter 5 – Think Like a Writer.

I will be following her 100 post suggestions one by one.  Watch for the posts tagged No One Cares“.

And for those of you who do care what I had for lunch, I will let you know what I ate too.

Lunch: Greek Salad

10 thoughts on “What Do You Mean No One Cares What I Had For Lunch?

  • November 1, 2006 at 12:21 pm
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    Hey! I’ve had to listen to what you’ve had for lunch FOR YEARS!
    Perhaps, instead, we can find a book called _Nobody Cares What Your Coworker Said_ or _Nobody Cares What Shoes You Wear_
    I like hearing what you had for luch, especially when you usually bring me the leftovers.

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  • November 1, 2006 at 4:05 pm
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    What do you mean “had to”? You ask me what I had for lunch to wash the flavours of the food court out of your mind.

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  • November 19, 2006 at 10:19 am
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    #66 Keeping Track aka Posting By Numbers

    Before you read this post, I just want to point out that I am aware I am totally dialing-in this post, but it’s 11:39pm and I have a deadline. So it is what it is. Hey, at least it is. So far in the No One Cares What You Had For Lunch Series of Posts w…

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  • November 19, 2006 at 10:25 am
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    #0 What I Had For Lunch Today aka The Blue Cherry

    Seriously! This cherry was served along with my lunch today – the Ham Mango Temptation Panini at the Ottawa General Hospital today. Luckily not to the patients… Lovely Rosalie got beige food – some wet instant breakfast thing, Banana Bonanza Pudding,…

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  • November 19, 2006 at 4:59 pm
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    Yup, My Lunch Again

    Sunday may be your day of rest, but it’s my day of meals and meetings. So meet my lunches: BTW – a couple of people had blogged about my No One Cares What You Had for Lunch series… So I guess Venus Excruciating Minutiae care!

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  • November 19, 2006 at 5:18 pm
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    #99 Obsess aka Yup, My Lunch Again

    Sunday may be your day of rest, but it’s my day of meals and meetings. So meet my weekend lunches: BTW – a couple of people had blogged about my No One Cares What You Had for Lunch series… So I guess somebody cares. Specifically Venus @ The Handbaske…

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  • November 22, 2006 at 11:08 am
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    #68 Let Us Cheer You On aka Photojunkie’s one million giveaway

    Check this out! Photojunkie’s almost one million! Visitors that is. The goal is to help push him over the edge before the end of the year. [yes, you can sing the song now… Cuz he’s – Close – To – The – Edge…] Sure, sure, by leaving comments or blog…

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  • November 22, 2006 at 11:11 am
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    #97 Leave The House aka On A Bus

    Headed home. Typing w/ my thumb. Totally squished. Have already used the line hey, I don’t get any smaller. Up early. Can’t sleep. Ipod at home. No room to knit without poking my seatmate (and he got here first). It’s a 5 hour trip on the express bus a…

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  • November 22, 2006 at 11:13 am
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    #78 Go Multimedia

    Right-y-right then, multimedia. Here are a couple of my Junkii inspired videos: Pop! — This was my first ever attempt at video. Taken at the Galleria in North York after attempting to photograph the rice cakes being turned from rice to cake with a *PO…

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